Jalal Mansur Nuriddin, A Founding Member Of The Last Poets And Harlem Writers Workshop

Jalaluddin Mansur Nuriddin, July 24, 1944 – June 4, 2018, was an American poet and musician. He was one of the founding members of The Last Poets, a group of poets and musicians that evolved in the 1960s out of the Harlem Writers Workshop in New York City. Continue Reading →

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Yara Shahidi On What It Means For Her “To Be a Black Girl”

By Yara Shahidi for Google Arts & Culture

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To be a black girl is to be one of the reasons the universe thrives.

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Harlem Youngster Wins Police Athletic League’s Poetry Writing Contest

The Police Athletic League (PAL) held a Poetry Writing Contest for children from all five boroughs as part of the PAL ARTS After School Program. Continue Reading →

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The Poet Laureate Of Harlem George Edward Tait Is With The Ancestors

Poet and Musician George Edward Tait made his transition to Ancestors at 11:35 P.M. on Sunday, November 5, 2017. He died from after a long bout with cancer. Continue Reading →

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Pregnant Subway Stabbing Victim Lashes Out At Harlem Poet Who Attacked her

It was a crime with neither rhyme nor reason.  A pregnant woman, speaking Friday from her hospital bed, recounted how a deranged poet jabbed a knife into her neck after a random leg bump on a packed Bronx subway car. Continue Reading →

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Harlem’s Kurtis Blow And First Lady Chirlane McCray To Announce National Youth Poet Laureate

On Wednesday, April 26, First Lady Chirlane McCray will announce the first-ever National Youth Poet Laureate at Gracie Mansion in New York. Continue Reading →

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City Of New York Hosts Annual Twitter ‘Poetweet’ Contest

In honor of National Poetry Month, the City of New York (@NYCGov & @NYCulture) will host the annual “PoetweetNYC” Twitter poetry contest. Continue Reading →

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Harlem’s Kevin Young Is Named New Poetry Editor At The New Yorker

Esteemed poet Kevin Young, an Atlanta resident and professor at Emory University, has been named the new poetry editor at The New Yorker.

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Poets Jessica Care Moore, Brad Walrond, King Thomas Moore At RevBooks In Harlem

Join Jessica Care Moore, Brad Walrond and King Thomas Moore for a day of words spoken at Revolution on Wednesday, December 28th,  7:00pm in Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

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Harlem’s Maya Angelou Presents ‘The Human Family’ In Apple’s Spot (Video)

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The late Harlemite and U.S. Poet Laureate Dr. Maya Angelou recites her poem “The Human Family” in Apple’s latest “Shot on iPhone” ad, that first aired during the Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony. Continue Reading →

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“Mahogany,” Poetry By Morgan Lee

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This new poetic work Mahogany was sent to Harlem World Magazine by reader Morgan Lee, a 16-year-old from Chicago, IL.,. Morgan says she, “…adores being who being Black.” Continue Reading →

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